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How To Protect My Computer From Virus or Malware?

johnk21
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How To Protect My Computer From Virus or Malware?

The best approach to crush these tricks is sufficiently straightforward – don't give outsiders your Key numbers or access to your PC. Here are 7 points everyone should keep in mind to prevent malware and virus from entering into their system

1. Stay up with the latest

Software companies like Microsoft and Oracle refresh their product to settle bugs that could be abused by programmers.
2. Try not to click on any link inside emails

Receiving email from anonymous persons? Never click on the links given in emails if you don't know the sender.

3. Use free antivirus software

Nowadays many software companies are giving antivirus software for free for a limited period.
Check out my signature at the bottom of this post for links to a few sites where you can get these.

4. Back up your computer

Keeping a back up of your data has always been a boon to the users in case of any mishap. So we strongly recommend you to keep a back up.

5. Use a strong password

A solid secret key is one that is mind-boggling, with a blend of letters, numbers, and images. While a few people utilize a similar watchword for everything, endeavor to keep away from that training.

While making a watchword, utilize eight characters or progressively and, to make them less demanding to recall, take a stab at using short expressions isolated by spaces or underscore marks –, for example, "car_park_city?"

6. Use firewall

Having an antivirus programming running doesn't mean you have a firewall. The two PCs and Macs accompany worked in firewall programming. Make sure to watch that it's empowered.

7. Use a pop-up blocker

Use pop-up blockers for your browser.
For chrome, you can go to extensions tab and can look for a specific pop-up blocker to stop ads and automatic redirects.
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oriondigitalmumbai
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Hi,
The following precautions will prevent your system from viruses
1.Keep your software up to date.
2.Don't click on links within emails. ...
3.Use free antivirus software.
4.Back up your computer.
5.Use a strong password.
6.Use a firewall.
7.Minimize downloads.
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Hello,
1.Keep your Antivirus up to date.
2.Back Up your important files.
3. keep windows update
4. Do not click spammy links.
5.Use double authentication for any accounts.
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raletta
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use Firewall and Anti virus moderator removed link Software to protect your Computer.
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murraytyates
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I think, Always update your windows defender. Because Windows Defender is the best security software for Antivirus.
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spartacus1990
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The best way to do it is to visit web-site that you know are secured. Before visiting any website you can also check it's credibility. There are ton's of such web service to see if a website is safe to visit.
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johnnvryant
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Malware bytes is quite good
Avast free is one of the best out there
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biggico
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johnnvryant wrote:Malware bytes is quite good
Avast free is one of the best out there

Absolutely agreed! Malwarebytes is one of the best antiviruses.
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finesofttechnologies1
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use Antivirus and Firewall and not click on unconscious email. regular update your software
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forex-tester
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It all depends on your work. It is easy enough to keep it safe if you use only several websites, but if you need to "surf" the Web every day, it becomes more difficuilt. You can also use Incognito Tabs and Do-Not-Track systems and always, always make a copy of any important data (Cloud + external HDD)
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mylead
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Kaspersky is as good as Avast, you should try them both and see which one you prefer :)
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susanna23
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spartacus1990 wrote:Before visiting any website you can also check it's credibility.

I agree about the efficacy of this method, but shouldn't this procedure slow down the downloading of the websites considerably?
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susanna23
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johnk21 wrote:3. Use free antivirus software

Nowadays many software companies are giving antivirus software for free for a limited period.

What about after the limited period?
If you know that you need protection for a longer time, why search for freeware in the first place.
Look instead for a good paid antivirus program.
I have Karspersky, for me the best one.
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susanna23
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I've had Apple mac minis for years. No antivirus program.
I've surfed with the only restrictions being what is illegal.

When I installed Karsperky, I made a throughout check.
Apparently I had only some adware.
As far as vulnerability to viruses is concerned, Apple > Windows hands down
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susanna23
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By the way, I still don't understand if having a VPN can help to protect oneself against viruses...
Any ideas?
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kallayprasanth05
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Use antivirus software and check for virus and patch up once in a week. Issues will be fixed automatically and the computer will be safe too.
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claudiastagner
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Utilize Antivirus and Firewall rather than click unconscious email.Upgrade your applications.
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clickscrowd
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Most important thing is to use common sense... 90% of time people get infected by doing something dumb... So avoid human factor, use online scanners like VirusTotal.com every time before you run anything you downloaded online, get yourself familiar with common phishing scams and how to recognize them. If something sounds too good it usually is...
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jvc72
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I totally agree that common sense is #1. If it sounds to good to be true it is. And always check any links by a simple hover-over.
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llum44
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The best way to protect your computer from virus and malware is to be cautious of the sites you visit and only stick to those that are secured. Ensure you have an updated antivirus and do not just click on links that you meet anywhere anyhow. Cyber crime is real!
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untheri
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Hi, to protect your computer from malware and virus, one of the best things you can do is to use a trusted Antivirus and make sure it is updated always. Since most cybercrimes are done online, dont just click any link you come across or use your passwords on public wifi
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spoorti1509
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Thanks for the tips and definitely I recommend each and everyone to have an anti-virus because we can don't in which form the virus or trojans might enter our personal pc, so it is always better to have one updated antivirus.
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burneyalbern
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johnk21 wrote:The best approach to crush these tricks is sufficiently straightforward – don't give outsiders your Key numbers or access to your PC. Here are 7 points everyone should keep in mind to prevent malware and virus from entering into their system

1. Stay up with the latest

Software companies like Microsoft and Oracle refresh their product to settle bugs that could be abused by programmers.
2. Try not to click on any link inside emails

Receiving email from anonymous persons? Never click on the links given in emails if you don't know the sender.

3. Use free antivirus software

Nowadays many software companies are giving antivirus software for free for a limited period.
Check out my signature at the bottom of this post for links to a few sites where you can get these.

4. Back up your computer

Keeping a back up of your data has always been a boon to the users in case of any mishap. So we strongly recommend you to keep a back up.

5. Use a strong password

A solid secret key is one that is mind-boggling, with a blend of letters, numbers, and images. While a few people utilize a similar watchword for everything, endeavor to keep away from that training.

While making a watchword, utilize eight characters or progressively and, to make them less demanding to recall, take a stab at using short expressions isolated by spaces or underscore marks –, for example, "car_park_city?"

6. Use firewall

Having an antivirus programming running doesn't mean you have a firewall. The two PCs and Macs accompany worked in firewall programming. Make sure to watch that it's empowered.

7. Use a pop-up blocker

Use pop-up blockers for your browser.
For chrome, you can go to extensions tab and can look for a specific pop-up blocker to stop ads and automatic redirects.
How long my PC will be protected when I switch to free anti-virus installation. Is it really effective?
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How long my PC will be protected when I switch to free anti-virus installation. Is it really effective?


Yes there are free versions that you can use without a limit, but the limit would be more on the level of protection you will get.
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chloewillson43
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Thank you johnk21 for the so informative post. I often suffer from viruses on my computer, so I hope your advice will help me.
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Here are some ways of protecting your computer from virus and malware 1) Have a strong pasword 2) Update your antivirus 3) Back up your computer 4) Use firewall 5)Use a pop-up blocker 6).Keep your software up to date. and 7)Don't click on links within emails. ...
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Hold down the CTRL, ALT and DEL buttons simultaneously – this will launch the Windows Task Manager. ...
Launch your System Configuration utility and click the Startup tab. ...
Click the Start>Computer menu and go to your hard drive utility.
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